The DinnerTime app is the simplest solution you'll find for parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones and tablets. The free app currently works only for Android for kids, but parents can use either Android or iPhone.
Facebook announced a new feature for its Facebook app that can automatically identify music and TV shows playing in the background as you're writing a status update. When you activate it, the opt-in feature uses your smartphone's microphone to scan your surroundings; you'll see a sound icon moving on the screen as it does. If the Shazam-like feature finds a match, you can share songs or shows with your friends as part of your update.
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The announcement from Facebook about two new features aimed at helping users to control their privacy is to be welcomed. Facebook's privacy controls have always provided the user with flexibility as to who information is shared with, but the new features will help people make a more informed choice.
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'The CEO and co-founder of one of the newest anonymous sharing apps, Secret, took to the stage at SXSW 2014 to describe how the company plans to keep it from turning into yet another cyberbully's paradise.'
An interesting development relating to drones and privacy. If this product goes ahead then people will be able to use control a drone via their mobile, 'spy' and record and then pack the drone away without anyone seeing them.
'THREATS made to a teacher on Facebook have prompted a headmaster to send home a letter warning parents that they could face legal action for defamation.
Following abusive comments on the website, Tom Gittins, headteacher of Hartburn Primary in Stockton, has urged parents to consider carefully what they say on the internet.'